Review: Canton Tea Co. Glenburn “Peach Blossom” White Darjeeling

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If you blindfolded me and served me a cup of this tea, I might guess it was an herbal tisane. I'd venture it was a perfect combination of lemongrass, chamomile, rose, lavender, with a touch of honey and a slice of lemon.

I said "I might guess," though, for two reasons:

  • Rarely is a tisane as complex as this.

  • Herbals don't contain the solid-backbone richness of camelia sinensis.

This unusual leaf was hearty enough to cause this black-tea lover to consider adding more white tea to her collection. Likewise, if you're a tisane lover who is not afraid of caffeine, Glenburn's Peach Blossom White Darjeeling should be in your tea chest.

This had the characteristic Darjeeling  floral bouquet, fruity, (muscat...sweet wine) note, and dry aftertaste. As good as it was, I didn't detect anything peach-like about it. Despite the hints of wine, I'd say the overall personality of this tea is citrus. I urge you, though, to try for yourself.

Speaking of wine, the idea of tea estates and tours was inspired by vineyards who invited the public to observe the wine-making experience, say's Glenburn's website. If you're ever in Darjeeling, you might visit the Glenburn Estate. The place is billed as a luxurious vacation spot where you can roam hillside tea gardens and then break for a lunch by a river amidst a bamboo forest.

Or not. But Darjeeling, white tea, and tisane fans would do well to at least order some of this. If a black tea palate can appreciate it, more delicate taste-buds will delight in it.

— To purchase Canton Tea Co. Glenburn “Peach Blossom” White Darjeeling, or for more specific information on ingredients or the story behind this particular tea, click here to go directly to the manufacturer's web site.

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